this is bbc news. the headlines at 11. canadian company bombardier has won it's legal dispute with the us government, which was threatening to put punitive tariffs on its aircraft parts. it's america first for trade, donald trump tells global finance leaders, but the us is still open for business. charting a new course — the brexit secretary outlines his vision for the years immediately after britain's departure from the eu. and on newsnight, one of the many women raped by black cab driver john worboys talks to us, at length, about her ordeal and her determination to keep him in prison. good evening and welcome to bbc news. us plans to impose huge import duties on aeroplanes,
that could have affected hundreds ofjobs in belfast, have been blocked tonight. the decision‘s been met with relief at the bombardier factory making the wings for the c—series jets, which are assembled in canada for sale in the united states. danny savage reports from belfast. relief and celebration on this production line tonight. 1000 people make wings for the c—series passenger jet 1000 people make wings for the c—series passengerjet here in belfast. there was deep concern that a big orderfor belfast. there was deep concern that a big order for an belfast. there was deep concern that a big orderfor an american belfast. there was deep concern that a big order for an american airline would be lost is a huge us import tariff was imposed. they don't have to worry any more. officials in washington have tonight thrown out a plan to impose an import tariff of nearly 300% on each of these aircraft, after the american planemaker boeing said they were being sold cheap because of unfair subsidies. the american giant lost its case. you worked in their for
yea rs, its case. you worked in their for years, what will they be saying tonight? i think they will be pleased. i am over the moon about this decision. it has come against all expectation. how bad could it have been if the vote had gone through? is the vote had gone the other way it would have been devastating, it would have been devastating, it would have been devastating for the 4000 directly employed workers, and for the northern ireland economy. at the heart of the dispute was a claim that bombardier received illegal subsidies from britain and canada, allowing it to undercut its rivals. in 2016, bombardier won a big order for 75 planes from delta airlines. it was a key breakthrough into the us market. but boeing took legal action. it claimed bombardier spent more than $33 million building each plane, part sold them for less than $20 million. today'sjudgement means a 292% tariff won't be added to the aircraft sale price. theresa may
raised her concerns over bombardier with donald trump at their meeting yesterday, when they talked of friendship and trade. could that and months of lobbying the us authorities have influenced this decision? i don't think the political pressure has been unhelpful, whether it is from the united kingdom government, the canadian government, but the fundamentals of the c—series and the fundamentals of the c—series and the fundamental arguments that bombardier have been made throughout this had been vindicated. full power to them. i'm delighted with the news this evening and i wish them every success this evening and i wish them every success in selling what is a magical aircraft. bowling may appealto my's decision, but that could take years. —— bowling. meanwhile, this factory will be able to sell its parts tariff free into the united states. on the line is the shadow northern ireland secretary, labour's owen smith. thank you forjoining us this evening. what is your reaction to the news tonight that the boat went the news tonight that the boat went the way of bombardier and not
bowling? i have just arrived back from belfast were the people are delighted. we were worried about this decision. but the workforce and the unions have been resolute in their determination to defend this. they have been completely vindicated this evening with the ruling from the ipc. it is great news for us and for, frankly, the industry and manufacturing across the whole of the uk, great britain, and northern ireland. they kept the faith, certainly. how would that have helped them, ultimately the decision was down, as you say, to the itc. they made an incredibly strong united case, the workforce, the unions, the canadian and british government. it was worrying at one point, british ministers seemed a week all so ago to say that this was
lost. but i think the workforce remained absolutely resolute. the reason i think they were right to remain resolute what they have done nothing wrong. this has shown that the lorn support that the government gave to bombardier and the way in which the aircraft has been supported by the canadian and british governments has been entirely justified, british governments has been entirelyjustified, there has been no harm done to boeing. crucially, we have a degree of certainty for those 4000 or more workers in northern ireland who have been living under a cloud for so long. what does it tell you about the importance of having independent oversight like the itc provides? importance of having independent oversight like the itc provides7m is enormous. the commerce department was clearly operating with a much more aggressive america first agender. that is why they recommended these almost 300% tariffs. the itc has overturned at
andi tariffs. the itc has overturned at and i think rightly. theyjustly will there was no detriment or harm caused to boeing. boeing do not compete in this class of aircraft. i think it was illustrated right from the beginning that they were trying it on, in a sense and had been rightly ruled to be in the wrong in this case and bombardier has been proved to be correct. it is great news for northern ireland. alan smith, thank you very much. —— owen smith. that decision is a blow to president trump's trade policy of ‘putting america first‘. he was speaking at the world economic forum in davos today. our north america editorjon sopel reports on the day's events. wherever donald trump has gone in davos, the crowds have gone with him. and wherever the cameras have been, the president has been pleased to oblige. i hope we're going to bring back many billions of dollars
into the us. i think that will happen. it's already happening. but billions of dollars is coming back into the us, and i think that willjust continue. how much today? how much? probably a lot. and that was the theme of his speech. america first, yes, but an america welcoming the world. i will always put america first, just like the leaders of other countries should put their country first also. but america first does not mean america alone. when the united states grows, so does the world. but at the end of a week in which the us imposed extra charges on some imported goods from china, he played down talk of a trade war. nevertheless, there was a warning. we cannot have free and open trade if some countries exploit the system at the expense of others. we support free trade,
but it needs to be fair, and it needs to be reciprocal. because in the end, unfair trade undermines us all. some stood to applaud, but it wasn't the ovation given to president xi of china last year. this hasn't been a complete meeting of minds, but then again it was never going to be. that said, donald trump has been more conciliatory than many would have expected, and the audience have reacted more warmly. it may be that davos 2018 turns out to be a win—win. and the president was in conciliatory, almost repentant mood over those britain first anti—muslim retweets from last year that brought him to blows with the prime minister. here's what's fair. if you're telling me those are horrible people, horrible, racist people, i would certainly apologise, if you'd like me to do that. i know nothing about them. so, yes, he would apologise, he just didn't actually say sorry.
the president has now left the swiss alps, and if not yet a fully paid—up member of the davos set, he will probably be invited back. there's a lot they liked about what donald trump said, and who would disagree with his central message, that a booming us economy is good for the global economy? jon sopel, bbc news, davos. the brexit secretary david davis has outlined the government's plans for the transition period after britain leaves the eu in march next year. but mr davis played down rifts within his own party over europe, insisting there was ‘no difference' between himself, the chancellor and theresa may. our political correspondent alex forsyth reports. in teesside today, the brexit secretary was trying to calm troubled waters. surrounded by businesses dependent on eu trade, he promised certainty and continuity when we leave. david davis set out the government's plans for a transition period of up to two years after brexit.
this is a bridge to a new future partnership, where crucially the united kingdom is outside the single market and outside of the customs union. he said for business there would be no dramatic change, but the uk would start to talk trade with other countries, all to be negotiated with the eu, but for now it's comments by his cabinet colleague that are causing problems. the chancellor said there could be very modest changes in eu relations. if the cabinet can't agree on its position, how can you possibly negotiate with brussels? look, i'm in politics, and people debate, and they have different views. there's a diversity of views on this subject, in all parties. that doesn't mean that we don't have or can't have a coherent and forceful view, in the interests of the united kingdom. ministers don't always want their divisions laid bare. today the chancellor insisted he backed the government's view. i was speaking about our trade
relationship with the eu, and it is the government's policy that we want to maintain the maximum possible access to markets, and the minimum friction at our borders. nonetheless, his comments angered some tory mps, although they insisted they are still behind theresa may. downing street has made it clear that the chancellor did not represent government policy, and government policy remains as set out by the prime minister. but the businesses brexit will affect say the political discord is damaging. this car—parts manufacturer in redcar relies on being able to import from and export to the eu, and its boss wants far more clarity from the government about its long—term brexit plan. i think it's been pretty shambolic, and ijust want them to get on with it. from the contrary statements coming out and infighting that is happening, i don't know what they're expecting to achieve, i don't know what their targets are, because it's just wishy—washy.
businesses like those here which rely heavily on trade with the eu crave certainty. the government says that's what the transition phase will offer. the trouble is the conservative party simply cannot agree on what should come beyond. and as talks slowly approach future trade relations, what has so far been a fragile truce among the tories looks rocky. alex forsyth, bbc news, teesside. britain's economy grew faster than expected during the fourth quarter of 2017, the office for national statistics says. gdp expanded by 0.5%, driven by growth in the services sector, but the ons said longer—term trends were pointing to a slowdown. in 2017 as a whole, growth was 1.8%, the slowest rate of expansion since 2012. the release of the serial sex attackerjohn worboys from prison has been temporarily put on hold, after a legal challenge by two of his victims.
their lawyer said the application for the review had been made to the high court, and is due to take place early next month. the entire usa gymnastics board of directors is to resign over its handling of the larry nassar sex—abuse scandal. it follows an ultimatum by the us olympic committee which said the board must go, or lose its status as a sports governing body. earlier this week nassar was jailed for 175 years for sexually abusing more than 100 girls, teenagers, and young women. the bbc says it is "grateful" to the male presenters and journalists who've agreed to a pay cut after revelations of salary inequality between the sexes at the corporation were exposed. the details are still being worked out, but the six arejeremy vine, nicky campbell, john humphrys, hugh edwards, jon sopel, and nick robinson. the pay issue emerged when the bbc‘s china editor carrie gracie stepped down in protest at being paid much less than other world editors.
football, and there was no giant killing down in the west country tonight — manchester united beat league two minnows yeovil 4—0 in the fa cup fourth round. alexis sanchez made his debut but was substituted in the second half as united took control. jesse lingard scored perhaps the pick of the goals — running straight through the yeovil defence. they will still remember it fondly, eventually. that is it from the bbc news channel. that's a summary of the news, newsday is coming up at midnight. now on bbc news it's time for newsnight with krsty wark. of course he's going to reoffend, but i think the one thing that's worrying me and possibly other people, is the fact that he knows where we lived. tonight, one of the women fighting to keep the black cab rapist injail talks at length for the first time about her own ordeal and her determination to keep john worboys behind bars. also tonight, brace yourselves
for brexit, round 2, starting next week. what are the big battlegrounds? the eu 27 showed impressive unity throughout the first phase of negotiations. that, for months, people in brussels have been telling me that they're not quite so confident it will be so united in phase two. and, the beers and the barbies are out for australia day. but is it time to end celebrations of the day the british arrived and the subjugation of the indiginous people began? good evening. there was some relief tonight for the more than 100 victims of rapistjohn worboys. his imminent release from jail has been put on hold.